Many sportspersons often chase records when they have a chance. In Formula One, drivers aspire to go for a record like the most wins or most pole positions or even most championships. But some drivers are often stuck with some unwanted records which seem rather embarrassing for them. Essentially Sports looks at the Top 10 unwanted records in Formula One
Unwanted Formula One Records
1) Most GP starts without a win (current drivers)
Ok, you’re a real talent, with no less than seven titles on the road to Formula 1. Once you reach the pinnacle of motorsport, you get pole in your first year with Williams (Brazil 2010). The first visit to the podium seems to be just a matter of time and maybe the first win. There is no chance of it not to happen if you show your mettle… unless your name is Nico Hulkenberg. The German is a talented driver and winning the Le Mans 24h on his first try (2014) just confirmed it.
But, driving for Williams, Force India twice, Sauber, and Renault never gave him a real chance. If you believe in luck, most of his teammates were on the podium at least once. While poor old Nico has yet to step onto the podium himself. At every start, he just adds to his not so proud tally. Prior to the Singapore GP, Hulkenberg had tied with Adrian Sutil on 128 starts. But after missing out yet again, Hulk now has 154 starts without a win or podium.
2) Most GP starts without a win (all-time)
The late Andrea de Cesaris was far from being a bad driver, with good results and performances on his way to F1. The trouble is that he translated his Italian/latin persona to the steering wheel. As it was in the case with his countryman Vittorio Brambilla, with a “do or die” attitude that normally ended in tears – his Alfa Romeo flying over Nelson Piquet’s
Brabham in Monaco picture is a classic.
Helped by Marlboro funding and some opportunities, he drove for the likes of Alfa, McLaren, Ligier, Minardi, Brabham, Scuderia Italia/Dallara, Rial, Tyrrell and Jordan, from 1980 to 1994, even earning one pole position and five podiums. But that first win always eluded him. When he had a winning car under him, his driving style didn’t help. Later on, he became a good driver, but never had that chance again. Poor De Cesaris could figure out on another unwanted stat, as he remained involved on 39 accidents, a number that shows much about his driving style and an unfortunate nickname,’Andrea de Crasheris’.